Environment

Our strategy for environmental stewardship

Our strategy for environmental stewardship

As an energy company involved in the natural gas and electric industries, environmental stewardship is a critical component of our day-to-day operations. Our investment in this sustainability dimension is significant and designed to ensure the sustainable operations of our company and the communities we serve.

Reducing Sulfur Dioxide Emissions

One of our largest investments is the clean-air installations taking place at NIPSCO coal-fired electric generation facilities in northern Indiana.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Since its adoption in 2009, the NiSource Climate Change Policy has directed NiSource to increase efficiency and reduce the carbon intensity of our operations.

Reducing Water Consumption, Preserving Quality

We recognize the need to maintain water quality in our region and continue to invest in and maintain or improve water quality.

Preserving Endangered Species

Our Habitat Conservation plan is an innovative approach to enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of compliance with the Endangered Species Act in a comprehensive, consistent and transparent manner.

Renewable Energy Programs

In 2014, our electric utility continued to expand various customer programs that help the environment.

Limiting Environmental Impact of New Infrastructure Projects

With $2 billion in annual infrastructure investments, NiSource business units proactively identify ways to avoid impacts to biodiversity.

Habitat Conservation Plan

With the assistance of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, NiSource developed a Habitat Conservation Plan. An HCP is an effective way for some companies to proactively comply with the Endangered Species Act while undergoing their normal course of business.